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Tours of catacombs

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Tours of catacombs

Can anyone recommend a tour of the Roman catacombs?

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1. Re: Tours of catacombs

each of the catacombs has tours that they take you on when you show up there. You cannot wander the catacombs unescorted.

Which catacombs are you interested in?

on the Appian way there are 3 sets of catacombs and I have bween to two or them: St Callistus, St Sebastian, and the Domitilla.

There are the catacombs under St Agnese Fuori Mura on Via Nomentana ( which have th the wonderful mosacis in the Mausoleum of Santa Constanza), and the St pricilla Catacombs in the north.

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2. Re: Tours of catacombs

hello chromatophore:

There are a lot of catacombs in Rome.


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3. Re: Tours of catacombs

On Appian way, St Callistus, St Sebastian, and the Domitilla are in fairly close proxminity to each other. The Church of Quo Vadis is down the road as well, if that is any interest to you.

Each have tours given by the folks there - I found the tours at St Sebastian and Domitilla to be in much smaller groups and more intimate than St Callistus. In fact, at Domitilla, I was the only one on the English speaking tour 2 weeks ago.

St Callistus has quite a bit of history incluidng the crypt of the Popes, amongst other things.

I would do a little research as mentioned by the prior poster, and see what you are most interested in. I did find it very helpful to research in advance, in particular about all the true history of the catacombs and the signs & graffiti you will see on the walls.

Enjoy your visit !


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4. Re: Tours of catacombs

The San Sebastian catcumbs are very good.

the tour that I had was about 30 minunts and was wanderful to see all the ancient simbols of the Christians.

So I don't know about the other Catacumbs but in San Sebastians catacumbs are all the ancients simbols...probably more than the other sites.


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5. Re: Tours of catacombs

A tour of the catacombs? Once you've seen a couple of them, I think it's more than enough.

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Thank you for the suggestions. Are the tours conducted by staff or independent guides?

I actually posed this question on behalf of my husband. Yours truly is cave phobic and he will most likely have to go on his own. That is, unless, someone can recommend a catacomb with high ceilings and lots of lights.

Are there interesting displays or information I can peruse while he tours? Aproximately how long are the tours?

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